Antigua beach view

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Welcome to your home away from home

Famous for its 365 white-sand beaches located along its winding coastline, Antigua is the perfect destination for beach bums. Discover the island’s secret coves and mysterious cliffs from the comfort of Sandals adults-only all-inclusive resort in Antigua and you don’t even have to carry your wallet around. Food, drinks, water sports, and world-class entertainment are all included, always unlimited. Our staff is ready to welcome you to paradise with a smile.

Sandals Grande Antigua Adults Only All-Inclusive

Sandals Grande Antigua St. John's - Antigua

Main Features

  • Unlimited food & drinks
  • 11 world-class restaurants
  • 7 bars with unlimited premium liquor
  • Suites with private plunge pool
  • Located at the famous Dickenson Bay
  • Unlimited water sports
  • PADI® certified scuba diving
  • Red Lane® Spa
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World Travel Awards 2023

Caribbean’s Most Romantic

World Travel Awards 2022

Most Romantic

things to do in antigua explore antigua from the comfort of your resort

Prepare for an island adventure like no other. Sip on ice-cold rum punch, explore powdery white-sand beaches, snorkel with stingrays and discover the Pillars of Hercules. Adventure is calling and Sandals Resorts is a great place to come home to afterwards. There is simply no all-inclusive vacation in Antigua that matches a Sandals vacation!

17 mile beach, barbuda

Explore 17 miles of untouched beach. A ferry to the relatively unpopulated Barbuda can be booked from the mainland in Antigua.

Prickly Pear island

Snorkel and try the lobster salad at Prickly Pear Island. Located on a short boat ride nearby Sandals Grande Antigua.

Stingray city

Swim with Antigua’s magnificent Stingrays at Stingray City. Excursions are available from Sandals Grande Antigua.

Dickenson bay

Relax and enjoy amazing sunsets at Dickenson Bay. Sandals Grande Antigua is located on this gorgeous white sand beach.

donkey sanctuary

Brush the adorable donkeys and visit the cats and dogs at this sanctuary. Excursions are available from Sandals Grande Antigua.

Ffryes beach

Enjoy the soft sand and crystal clear waters of Ffryes Beach. Located on a 35-minute drive from Sandals Grande Antigua.

Valley church beach

Enjoy the calm waters at Valley Church Beach. Located on a 40-minute drive from Sandals Grande Antigua.

Frigate bird sanctuary, barbuda

See the birds at the Frigate Bird Sanctuary in Barbuda. A ferry to Barbuda can be booked from the mainland in Antigua.

galley bay beach

Sunbathe at the secluded Galley Bay Beach. Located on a 30-minute drive from Sandals Grande Antigua.

half moon bay

Surf the crashing waves of Half Moon Bay using a body board. Excursions to this beach are available from Sandals Grande Antigua.

darkwood beach

Have a drink and jet ski at Darkwood Beach. Located on a 40-minute drive from Sandals Grande Antigua.

Shirley heights

Enjoy the panoramic views from Shirley Heights and watch the steel drum band play. Excursions are available from Sandals Grande Antigua.

pillars of hercules

Snorkel and scuba dive at the Pillars of Hercules. Excursions are available from Sandals Grande Antigua.

great bird island

Hike to the top of Great Bird Island and enjoy the view. Excursions are available from Sandals Grande Antigua.

hell's gate island

Climb up the rock formations of Hell’s Gate Island. Excursions are available from Sandals Grande Antigua.

breakfast in paradise

Wake up well rested, walk the lush gardens with your love and enjoy a romantic breakfast in paradise. It's all included, always unlimited!

Enjoy Dickenson bay

Relax on the beach and enjoy the sounds of the Carribean Sea. We’ll provide the beach towels and make sure there’s no shortage of cool drinks!

Try out the water sports

Try out snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and more on Antigua’s beautiful waters. It’s all included!

go on a scuba diving adventure

PADI® certified Sandals guests can join us on a free scuba diving trip (max. two tanks a day). Professional staff and equipment included!

lunch with your feet in the sand

Have a relaxing lunch at your favorite restaurant and enjoy the breathtaking Caribbean views. It’s all included, always unlimited!

enjoy the swim-up bars

Enjoy unlimited cocktails at one of Sandals amazing swimming pools. Best news is, you don’t even have to leave the pool!

play beach & pool volleyball

Have a laugh and get active with the other guests. Try out some beach and pool volleyball. Keep an eye out for other activities as well!

get a couples massage

Book a couples massage at the award-winning Red Lane® Spa and feel rejuvenated. The Red Lane® Spa is an optional extra and not included.

enjoy a romantic dinner

Choose from 11 gourmet restaurants and enjoy a romantic dinner for two with a glass of wine. Food and drinks are always included, always unlimited.

enjoy the entertainment

You won’t be bored at Sandals! From pool entertainers to professional singers, from fire dancers to steel drum bands - it’s all included in Antigua.

make new friends in the pub

Get the night started and meet other couples in an authentic British pub. Enjoy your favorite drinks and dance the night away. It’s all included!

xtreme circumnavigation

Enjoy a high speed run around Antigua in a racing boat and explore Stingray City, Green Island, Nelson’s Dockyard and the Pillars of Hercules.

antigua outback safari

Climb aboard a 4x4 Land Rover and visit the Blockhouse ruins, Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights, Betty’s Hope Plantation, Devil’s Bridge and Long Bay Beach.

Lover’s rock sunset cruise

Set sail on a one-of-a-kind tropical sunset cruise to experience the spectacular Antiguan sunset. Enjoy drinks and flavorful hors d-oeuvres.

Antigua Eco adventure tour

Discover amazing mangroves and rock formations, and snorkel around some of the most beautiful reefs. Visit Hell’s Gate Island and Great Bird Island.

antigua 4x4 half moon adventure

Jump in a 4x4 jeep and enjoy the views of the Falmouth Harbor and Walling’s Dam. Explore the rainforest, the Donkey Sanctuary and Half Moon Bay.

more excursions in antigua

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weddings & honeymoons at the most romantic resort in antigua

Bring your dream destination wedding and honeymoon to life when you stay at one of our Antigua adults-only beach resorts. From intimate to grand celebrations, your dreams will unfold effortlessly with our curated packages and Caribbean wedding décor enhancements. Let our planners help you create the perfect celebration at our resorts.

Antigua Weddings
Antigua Weddings
Antigua Weddings

Non-stop flight service

to antigua

Our adults-only all-inclusive resort in Antigua is just a few hours from the United States and Canada, we offer non-stop flight service from Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Toronto, Montreal, New York City, and Boston.

know before you go antigua quick facts

antigua Flag

Antigua and Barbuda make up this two-island nation in the eastern Caribbean, just a short journey from neighboring Caribbean islands such as St. Kitts & Nevis, Montserrat, and Guadeloupe. The islands’ pink and white sand beaches sit on pristine waters where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Antigua and Barbuda are home to some of the most lush, vibrant scenery in the world, from protective reefs and deep lagoons to rain forests and wildlife sanctuaries.

Antigua Facts

Currency:Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Capital:St. Johns
Climate:Tropical, Warm
Time Zone:Atlantic Standard Time
Sandals Resorts:1
Beaches Resorts:0
Flight from Miami:3h 15 min
Peak Season:December through April

Average Climate in Antigua

 High *Low *Precip.*
January82°F73°F1.10 in
February82°F72°F0.67 in
March 84°F73°F0.51 in
April84°F75°F0.70 in
May86°F77°F1.32 in
June88°F77°F1.04 in
July88°F79°F1.50 in
August88°F79°F1.90 in
September88°F77°F1.83 in
October88°F77°F2.50 in
November86°F75°F2.17 in
December84°F73°F1.36 in

* Historical averages

faqs about antigua

  • Sandals Grande Antigua is all-inclusive. Enjoy unlimited fine dining at 11 specialty restaurants, drink unlimited cocktails and premium liquors, try out a variety of water sports, free PADI® scuba diving & more. See what's included.

  • Yes, Sandals Grande Antigua is an adults-only resort, designed for couples in love. Featuring enchanting fire pits, secluded spots and private pools, Sandals is the place to be for a romantic getaway. 

  • Sandals Grande Antigua features Rondoval Suites and Mediterranean Butler Villas with private plunge pools. The Mediterranean Butler Villas even come with a private whirlpool.

  • Sandals Grande Antigua include multiple tennis courts, which are free to use during the day and at night.

  • Sandals Grande Antigua is located on a 20-minute drive from V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU). This means you can enjoy the resort without losing too much time on the road! Transfers to and from the resort are included in your booking price.

  • Antigua is known for its 365 gorgeous beaches, carnival celebrations starting at the end of July, sailing, the beautiful view from Shirley Heights and much much more. All of which you will be able to enjoy from the comfort of your Sandals Resort in Antigua!

  • It's always a good time to visit Antigua! Peak season is from mid-December until mid-April, making it the perfect warm winter getaway. Low season is from June to November and you can expect fewer crowds and lower rates around this time. You can still count on plenty of sunshine during these months.

  • U.S. citizens are required to present a valid U.S. passport when visiting Antigua, as well as proof of anticipated departure. At the minimum, your passport needs to be valid for another six months. U.S. citizens generally do not need a visa for tourist travel up to 6 months.

  • It takes 90 minutes with the ferry, to get from Antigua to the relatively unpopulated Barbuda. Service is provided from St. John's Harbour and Jolly Harbour. Popular attractions in Barbuda include the 17 Mile Beach and the Frigate Bird Sanctuary.

  • The official language of Antigua is English, and it's spoken by most Antiguans. Sign posts and road signs are also in English, so you'll have no trouble getting around. A part of the population also speaks Spanish and Antiguan Creole.